Keep warm this fall and winter with an easy crochet fox hat or crochet wolf hat. This fun creative hat will make you and others smile.
Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information.
Crochet Fox Hats + Toddlers
Lately I have been in love with easy, 1-2 row repeat patterns. It is nice to be able to crochet and not have to think too much while making something. The weather is turning cooler and the kids are needing warmer clothes for the evenings.
With this pattern, it was much easier making the hat than getting the photos for the pattern. My littles ones have been stuck inside a lot lately. We spend our days doing our online school and work. We try to squeeze in playdates but mostly our only trip out is a few curbside pick ups.
So when we got to the park, they did not want to stand still. So sorry for any blurry photos. This momma did the best she could. (The park wasn’t crowded so we will be making more trips in the future to burn off all their energy.)
A Fox Hat turned Wolf Hat
Originally when we decided to take photos, we were photographing my husband in the Wanderer’s Hooded Scarf and my daughter in this crochet fox hat. I was taking the photos and my son felt a little left out.
So I decided to make him a variation of the fox hat. He wanted to be a wolf. So I added a little extra length to the hat and made larger ears. Ta Da! We have a wolf hat, but be warned, the wolf hat gets a smaller pucker at the top. It doesn’t bother my son, so I decided it didn’t bother me. Check out the instructions below the fox crochet hat pattern to learn how to adjust it to a wolf hat.
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Crochet Fox Hat
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0.9 – 2 oz or 48-105 yds of Red Heart With Love (Size 4 Yarn) Tigerlily
0.6 – 1.42 oz or 32-74 yds of Red Heart With Love, Eggshell
Size H 5mm Crochet Hook
Black Felt (Optional)
Black Embroidery Thread (Optional)
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Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
BLO – Back Loop Only
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
Gauge and Size
Gauge: 8 SC X 9 Rows = 2 inches
Size information listed in the chart below.
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Crochet Fox Hat
-Written in US terms.
– Sizes in Pattern are listed as follows: Baby (Toddler, Child, Small Adult, Adult)
-I have also included the chart below to help explain the differences between the sizes.
CH 27 (31, 35, 39, 41)
Row 1: Starting with the 2nd CH from the hook, SC in first 16 (18, 20, 22, 24) CH, Change colors to white, SC in last 10 (12, 14, 16, 16) CH.
Row 2: CH1, turn, SC in BLO of next 10 (12, 14, 16, 16) STs, Change to Orange, SC in next 16 (18, 20, 22, 24) STs.
Row 3: CH1, turn, SC in first 16 (18, 20, 22, 24) STs, Change to White, SC in BLO of the last 10 (12, 14, 16, 16) STs.
Continue repeating rows 2-3 until you reach the number of total rows needed for the size hat that you are making.
Baby Hat – Work a total of 60 rows.
Toddler Hat – Work a total of 70 rows.
Child Hat – Work a total of 80 rows.
Small Adult Hat – Work a total of 90 rows.
Adult Hat – Work a total of 95 rows.
Fasten off, leaving a long yarn end for sewing, once you complete the right number of rows and follow the sewing instructions below to complete your hat. The white yarn end only needs to be about 10 inches long, but make your orange yarn end 20 inches long for sewing.
Turning a Rectangle into a Fox Hat
Take your hat and bring the first and last row together. Using the white yarn first you will sew the white section of the hat together. To hide the orange chain, you will sew the top of your last row to the top of your first row. This will hide the chain.
Next, use your orange yarn end to sew the orange section of the hat together to make a tube. Then lay the hat flat, so that the seam you have made is in the middle of the hat. Sew the top of the hat close. Sew straight across the hat so it is like a pillowcase with the bottom section open.
Last, following the line in the photo below, sew a gathering stitch along the line. You will start at the side of the hat then work in an angle to the top of the hat then back down to the side of the hat. Holding the two ends of the yarn, gently pull both strands to create a small ear shape. Double knot the two ends together once the ear looks right to you, and weave in your ends. You do not want to pull the gather too tight, just a little bit to give it an ear shape.
Once both ears are created, weave in any remaining ends. The hat is already cute as it is now, but if you want to take it to the next level, just cut out a small triangle from black felt and sew it to the center of the hat, then use a small amount of embroidery thread to add a few whiskers.
Now you crochet fox hat is complete!
Making a Crochet Wolf Hat
The wolf hat is a slight variation from the crochet fox hat. Whatever size you are making, you will want to add 4 more chains to your starting chain. These 4 extra stitches will be worked in the same color as the top of the hat. The chart below will show all the changes.
You will still work the same number of rows as you would when making the fox hat. When you complete your hat, sew up the back and top seam just as the instructions tell you above.
Now we will gather up our ears a little differently than the fox ears. Create a gathering stitch along the line shown on the photos below. You may notice that we are making much larger ears this time.
Once you gathering stitch is created, simply pull on both ends of the yarn gently to create the ear shape, double knot the ends together and weave them in.
Now you have a fun wolf hat version.
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